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165gr.Nosler Accubond

 
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:59 PM
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165gr.Nosler Accubond

Just bought a box of these new Noslers and planning to load a few.I have a very good load for the 168 Barnes TSX using H-1000.I was wondering if I could just substitute the 165 Accubond and try the same load,everything else the same:grs.of powder,primer,brass.The only thing changing would be the bullet and OAL.I know that I should back off and work up when changing any component.Just hoping that I might get around the same velocity or slightly higher with the 165.
I have the following on hand:H-4831sc,Ramshot Hunter,H-1000,Ramshot Magnum,RL-22.Do any of these look promising to start with?
I have run some posibilities through Quick Load,but the new Accubond is not listed in this weight.
Although,the 168TSX combo has been a winner,I was hoping or thinking a softer bullet might be better for our small Texas whitetails.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:41 PM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

The caliber you are using would be helpful. If it is a 308 or 30-06, I would imagine the load would be safe enough to switch; however, the TSX 'allows' the loader to increase the charge a grain or two because of the decrease bearing surface. Seeing how the bullet design is far from similar, I would drop the load about 3 gr and load up 0.3 gr increments. Then you can shoot a little ladder test and see what load will work for you.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:56 PM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

Sorry,it is a .300 Win.mag.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:47 PM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

My load for the 165s in 300 WM is 78 gr IMR 4831. It runs on the hot side with velocities averaging 3221 fps in my Sako. I have loaded up to 83 gr H1000 with 175s and 77.5 gr RL 22 with 175s also. What load were you using with the TSXs?
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:08 AM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

I have been loading 83 grs.of H-1000 and the 168 TSX.Velocity is @3195 fps.,accuracy runs .4" to .7" (depending on my shooting) and the ES and SD are very low and consistant(single digit SD's).Hoping to duplicate with the Accubond.The TSX is great,but I think a bullet such as the Accubond might open up better on the 120lb. bucks here on the lease.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:40 PM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

the a-max would be a good choice for your small deer.i know a couple of fellows that get great accuracy and killing performance with the 178's. they also make a couple of smaller weights in the 30 cal.
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:06 PM
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Re: 165gr.Nosler Accubond

I have shot deer with the Sierra 165 gr BTHPs with my 30-06. They are only loaded to 2678 fps, but they put a big hole out the other side. I basically gutted a yote with the same load about 8 years ago. Bullet impacted a front shoulder and exited about 2 inches behind his liver. The yote had ingested about 1/2 of his intestines, and was basically bent over backwards by the time I got there. It looked like the bullet may have broken his back too by the way he was laying.

Loaded up to 300 WM lvls, I am not sure they would be good for your freezer, but they do shoot nicely out of mine. IMR 4831 gets me about 0.6" groups consistently, but I have not had a chance to take any critters with that combo yet. Last trip to the deer lease I saw a nice boar that seemed to be begging me to find out.
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